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by Lily Iona Mackenzie

Fling!

Fling!

by Lily Iona Mackenzie

Fling! is both hilarious and touching. Every page is a surprise, and the characters! I especially loved Bubbles, on of the most endearing mothers in recent fiction. A scintillating read.” —Lewis Buzbee, award-winning author of The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop
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Is it possible to come of age at 60 or 90? Is it ever too late to fulfill your dreams?

When ninety-year-old Bubbles receives a letter from Mexico City asking her to pick up her mother's ashes, lost there seventy years earlier and only now surfacing, she hatches a plan. A woman with a mission, Bubbles convinces her hippie daughter Feather to accompany her on the quest. Both women have recently shed husbands and have a secondary agenda: they'd like a little action. And they get it.

Alternating narratives weave together Feather and Bubbles' odyssey. The two women head south from Canada to Mexico where Bubbles' long-dead mother, grandmother, and grandfather turn up, enlivening the narrative with their hilarious antics.

In Mexico, where reality and magic co-exist, Feather gets a new sense of her mother, and Bubbles' quest for her mother's ashes-and a new man-increases her zest for life. Unlike most women her age, fun-loving Bubbles takes risks, believing she's immortal. She doesn't hold back in any way, eating heartily and lusting after strangers, exulting in her youthful spirit.

Has Bubbles discovered a fountain of youth that everyone can drink from?

Praise for Fling!

Fling! is both hilarious and touching. Every page is a surprise, and the characters! I especially loved Bubbles, one of the most endearing mothers in recent fiction. A scintillating read.
~ Lewis Buzbee, award-winning author of The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop and faculty at University of San Francisco MFA program

Other Book Information

Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Humour, Literature, Women's Fiction

Google Category: Media > Books > Fiction > Literature

Pages: 275

ASIN: B0145ZXZG6

ISBN(10): 1942428294

ISBN(13): 9781942428299

Sales Rank: 627168

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